Andrew D. Yablon earned the S.B. degree, the S.M. degree, and the Ph.D. from M.I.T. in Cambridge, MA. From 1998 until 2000 he was Senior Research Scientist at Vytran Corporation in Morganville, NJ, where he developed novel fiber processing and fusion splicing technologies. From 2000 until 2008 he was a Member of Technical Staff at OFS Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ (formerly the Optical Fiber Research Dept. of Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies). In September, 2008 Dr. Yablon founded Interfiber Analysis.
Dr. Yablon has participated as an author on over 80 peer reviewed publications, holds 24 US Patents, and authored the textbook OpticalFiberFusionSplicing. His current research interests include optical fiber mode characterization, optical fiber refractive index measurement, and fiber interconnection. Dr. Yablon is a Senior Member of the OSA and served as chair for this subcommittee for OFC/NFOEC 2010 (www.ofcnfoec.org).